An opportunity to experience engaging onstage conversations with leaders in the film industry and beyond, the Mavericks session provides an inside look into a selected Canada's Top Ten film or filmmakers' work.

Last year's Mavericks session featured acclaimed filmmaker and actor, Sarah Polley. Since her directorial debut with Away from Her in 2006, all of Polley's films have been selected for Canada's Top Ten Film Festival. Marking her return with Stories We Tell, she joined Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, for an onstage conversation about her career, with a special focus on her most recent work. Among the topics discussed: the virtues of working in Canada, Polley's move from performer to director, the differences between documentary and fiction filmmaking, and the genesis of her 2012 Canada's Top Ten Film Festival selection, Stories We Tell.